Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Trip to Silicon Valley - one part workshop, one part bplan competition

EntrepreneurTrek grew beyond the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab's scope and now operates as a separate non-profit.  Many of Bay Area investor and startup communities have confirmed their participation and interest in connecting with young entrepreneurs and getting access to early stage ideas.

Now, it's a 2-day intensive program designed to help MBA students and young entrepreneurs network and sharpen their tool kit for securing funding and seeking a rewarding job or internship in the startup space.  Over 1000 (mostly MBA) students and alumni from the top 30 schools (e.g. Chicago GSB, Cornell, Stanford, India School of Business, MIT Sloan, Wharton, etc.) are expected to attend with well-vetted business plans and a chance to pitch in front of a live audience and potential investors.  At EntrepreneurTrek, you can expect to

  • Meet and network with 20+ leading venture capitalists and angel investors

  • Meet and network with 20+ premier start-up and high-tech companies

  • Get an opportunity to pitch your ideas to potential investors

  • Network with other experienced and successful entrepreneur

Here are some of the speakers and venture firms that have been invited

  • Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angels
  • Steve Jurvetson, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Drew Clark, Director of Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group
  • David Lawee, VP Corporate Development, Google
  • John Ham, CEO, Ustream.tv
  • Charles River Ventures, Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Venrock
  • Facebook, RIM, Rock You, and many more!

Please let me know if you have additional questions.  If you would like the current Fuqua students to participate, just let me know and we will set up an additional $50 discount (off of the $250 for early birds) for them.  Registration fees include food and beverages.


Tan Nguyen
EntrepreneurTrek Foundation
innovation that transcends boundaries

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